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Why Innovative Science Demands a Leap into the Unknown

June 12, 2014 12:23 pm | by TED Videos Comments

While studying for his Ph.D in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line from ...

Micro-Needle Patches a Painless Shot-in-the-Arm for Future Vaccinations

June 5, 2014 2:25 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a patch that could one day replace the feared needle and syringe for vaccinations. The patch is made up of microscopic needles that pierce the outer layer of skin, allowing...

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The Pulse: Sperm-Inspired Microbots and Seinfeld’s ‘Bro’

June 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re checking out Apple’s Health and Healthkit, developing sperm-inspired microrobots for biomedical applications, wearing the Bro (Manssiere), and growing cartilage from stem cells derived from fat tissue.  

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Samsung Debuts SAMI, Simband Health Sensor Platforms

May 29, 2014 11:14 am | by CNET Videos Comments

At an event held in San Francisco, Samsung's Ram Fish showed off a prototype of the company's new modular wristband. Also, Dr. Luc Julia shows off how the SAMI platform could make use of the data collected. The Samsung Digital Health Initiative...

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Bed Sensor Keeps Unobtrusive Eye on Vital Signs

May 28, 2014 2:58 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

A bed sensor developed by an Israeli team is proving to be an effective and more reliable alternative to conventional patient monitoring technology. The sensor is designed to unobtrusively monitor a patient's vital signs from beneath their...

Cell Transplant Recipient Celebrates Decade without Diabetes

May 28, 2014 2:53 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

A Georgia man who was once a diabetic, is celebrating his tenth year of being diabetes-free, thanks to experimental surgery undertaken in 2004. Rob Allen underwent a transplant procedure that cured him of type-1 diabetes and hopes it will...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory Videos Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

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Bringing Advanced Imaging to Patients via the Sea

May 21, 2014 12:07 pm | by GE Videos Comments

Dr. Keigo Yasukawa runs the Dr. GON clinic, which provides care to many elderly residents in Miyakojima island, population 54,000. The island sits some 200 miles due east of the northern tip of Taiwan and Yasukawa, who was born on Miyakojima...

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Robotic Arm Responds to Brain Waves

May 16, 2014 12:19 pm | by University of Toronto Videos Comments

University of Toronto student Ryan Mintz and his team have created a robotic arm that responds to brain waves captured with their headset. They hope to one day create robotic limbs or prosthetics that the wearer can control with their thoughts...

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The Pulse: Patient Records Tattoo and Monitoring Metabolism

May 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re getting invisible tattoos containing our health information, using glucometers to track our response to food and exercise, helping patients with sleep apnea get untroubled rest, and developing the next generation...

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Contact Lens Could Open New Vistas for the Blind

May 12, 2014 2:34 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

Engineers in Israel are developing a contact lens they say will allow the blind to recognise objects by feel rather than sight. The lens is being designed to translate electrical signals into shapes on the cornea, producing a tactile effect similar to Braille on the fingertips. Rob Muir has more.

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Lightweight 'Upsee' Harness Allows Severely Disabled Children to Walk

May 12, 2014 2:28 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

A five-year-old boy previously unable to walk has taken his first steps, thanks to a simple new walking harness which its designers believe will transform the lives of disabled children world-wide. Jim Drury paid Jack McCrystal and his family a visit.

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Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi Video Highlights System’s New Features

May 9, 2014 11:57 am | by Intuitive Surgical Videos Comments

About a month ago, Intuitive Surgical announced its new da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. The device takes on a new shape and is designed to bring new capabilities for robot-assisted surgery in a variety of fields. Here is the latest video...

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Fio Chairman: How Automating Diagnostic Testing Can Simultaneously Automate Valuable Data Capture

May 9, 2014 10:20 am | by Wired UK Videos Comments

Fio Corporation Chairman and CEO Michael Greenberg said that lack of timely, precise metrics associated with the trillions of dollars spent annually in decentralized healthcare delivery makes waste inevitable and literally incalculable: “Show...

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Brain Helmet Finds Pulse of Depression Treatment

May 5, 2014 11:32 am | by Brainsway Videos Comments

An Israeli company is making inroads into the treatment of depression with a helmet-like device designed to stimulate neuronal activity in affected areas of the brain. Brainsway says its technology could also be used to help Parkinson's...

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